My mother's side of the family has been plagued with weight issues for generations. I've always thought my mom was the most beautiful person I know, but she truly inspired me a few years ago when she lost over a hundred pounds and conquered her weight problems for good. She's always tried to help me stay healthy, but genetics, many years of eating out every night as a child, and my freshman year of college quickly caught up to me.
Ever since I can remember, I've been insecure about my weight. When I reached the largest I'd ever been after a tough break-up with a long-term boyfriend and two semesters of eating down-home North Carolina cooking at Elon University (where I went for my freshman year of college before transferring back home to the University of Rhode Island), I realized I needed to make a change.
Since I've moved back home, I've lost 20 pounds and plan on losing a lot more!
October 17, 2010